Dates for Your Diary - The Four Corners Festival


It is usually around this time of year that I have traditionally received gifts that many laypeople would be deeply jealous of... Funeral Directors' pocket diaries... One year I received 4. I offered them to members of my family but they thought them a tad ghoulish. But a member of my then congregation heard me commenting on this and asked me for one... And from there on in he sidled up to me in mid-December and asked had I a spare diary going. As the years went by I received fewer, but I had long since stopped using paper diaries anyway... Then two years ago my friend died... And this year I haven't received any Funeral Directors' diaries at all (just a pen so far, which my eldest son has purloined
In the days when I was receiving them, one of the most frustrating tasks was filling in the first batch of dates (including birthdays etc). With a rolling electronic diary backed up online I don't have that problem... But this year I have more dates than usual coming in to January, because I am involved with the group organising the second year of the "Four Corners Festival" based around Belfast at the time of Christian Unity Week.
The theme for this year's Christian Unity Week is "Is Christ Divided?" The question might also be pertinently asked "Is Belfast Divided?" The answer to both to a certain extent, sadly, is yes... But this festival is a way of both demonstrating and promoting unity in the church and our wonderful wee city...
Here are confirmed dates for your diary so far... You can get more information at the 4 Corners Festival site, and can sign up there for facebook or twitter updates:

WED. JANUARY 15th  – 4 CORNERS FEAST
in conjunction with Simon Community, Vincent De Paul, Welcome Centre and Salvation Army
in CITY HALL (by invitation only)

THU. JANUARY 16th @ 4pm – PEACEBUILDING NETWORKING (South and East Belfast)
in CITY HALL

FRI. JANUARY 17th  @ 7pm – 4 CORNERS, 4 STORIES
with politicians in STORMONT LONG ROOM

SUN. JANUARY 19th @ 7pmTHE PSYCHOLOGY OF PEACE in THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
with RODDIE COWIE in FITZROY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, University Street

TUE. JANUARY 21st @ 4pm – PEACEBUILDING NETWORKING (North and West Belfast) 
in CITY HALL

WED. JANUARY 22nd @ 7:30pm – TENX9 with 4 CORNERS 
in THE BLACK BOX

FRI. JANUARY 24th @ 7:30am – 4 CORNERS PRAYER BREAKFAST
in 174, Antrim Road

FRI. JANUARY 24th (time TBC) – AN ALTERNATIVE BURNS’ NIGHT
with PHILIP ORR and MIKE GASTON in SACRED HEART CHURCH, Old Park Road

MON. JANUARY 27th @ 7:30pm – 4 CORNERS, 4 STORIES
with Church leaders
in BELFAST SOUTH METHODIST, Agape Centre, Lisburn Road

WED. JANUARY 29th @ 7pm – SORRY FOR YOUR TROUBLES
with PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA in AN CULTÚRLANN, Falls Road

THU. JANUARY 30th @ 7:30pm – LISTENING TO YOUR ENEMY
with PAT MAGEE and JO BERRY chaired by Rev Lesley Carroll in SKAINOS, Newtownards Road

SAT. FEBRUARY 1st (time TBC) – PRAYER FOR ALL CORNERS
across BELFAST

Further information will follow... 

Shalom

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